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OBESE LIL' GIRLS !! SWEAT IT OUT OR U MIGHT BE ASTHAMATIC !!!

...a such as peak flow variability and bronchodilator responsiveness were "significantly more likely to be increased" among girls who became obese and overweight between ages 6 and 11 years. "The marked increases in obesity observed during the last 20 years may in part be causing the increase in asthma prevalence obse...

Asthma linked to obesity

...gs could compromise the airways, causing increased responsiveness which is a hallmark of asthma, the researchers add. Seven thousand children, aged between four and 17, took part in the US National Health and Nutrition Study, which began in 1988 and was carried out over six years. Parents were asked about factors...

The Downside of Asthma Medication

...ey work by relaxing the airway and reducing airway responsiveness to allergens that cause it to restrict and cause an acute attack. Many people with asthma rely heavily on these medications, sometimes taking them several times a day. Previous research suggests regular use could increase sensitivity to airway constr...

Wrestling found To Be Good for the Immune System

... blood cells and other indicators of immune system responsiveness before and after the wrestling session in 11 boys. Study participants warmed up for 20 minutes, which included jogging and stretching, then performed technique drills including take-downs, escapes, and pins for 20 minutes. Next, the boys practiced si...

The Adverse Effects Of Asthma Medication

...ey work by relaxing the airway and reducing airway responsiveness to allergens that cause it to restrict and cause an acute attack. Many people with asthma rely heavily on these medications, sometimes taking them several times a day. Previous research suggests regular use could increase sensitivity to airway cons...

The Side Effects Of Asthma Medication

...ey work by relaxing the airway and reducing airway responsiveness to allergens that cause it to restrict and cause an acute attack. Many people with asthma rely heavily on these medications, sometimes taking them several times a day. Previous research suggests regular use could increase sensitivity to airway cons...

Bifidogenic Growth Stimulator: A Non-Toxic Way To Treat Ulcerative Colitis

...ormal regulatory constraints on the mucosal immune responsiveness to intestinal bacteria. Therefore, restoring the microbial balance may represent a plausible therapeutic approach in the treatment of UC. Experimental studies have shown that luminal antigens are involved in chronic intestinal inflammatory disorder...

Another Benefit For Human Health Attributed To Omega-3-Fats

...found that fish oil consumption improves a mouse’s responsiveness to chemotherapy. Dr. Pardini’s research on the anticancer effect of fish oil was inspired by observations that Inuit Eskimo populations have less breast and prostate cancer deaths. While high dose of fish oil and golden algae oil suppresses the gr...

Feeling good is good enough for a man

...," Martin Ginis said. "We were surprised by the responsiveness of men's body image to strength training. Men's body image improved as much as women's. Yet interestingly, men didn't care about numbers--how much weight they actually lost or how much muscle they actually gained had no bearing on their body image; i...

Asthma an be treated with Vitamin supplement intervention

...ion, that ingestion of vitamin D3 can increase the responsiveness of T-cells from patients with steroid-resistant asthma to steroids. We now need to test the benefits of this treatment in the clinic, and we are currently putting a proposal together to carry out this work. 'Interestingly, vitamin D3 is at present o...

Interactive Video, Better Teaching Aid For Toddlers

...e they look to social cues such as eye contact and responsiveness to decide when to pay attention to what is being conveyed," said lead researcher Georgene L. Troseth, PhD, assistant professor of psychology "Because 2-year-olds are more likely to learn from a person on video whom they perceive as a conversational p...

Breathing Exercises A Boon To Asthma Patients

.... There were no changes in lung function or airway responsiveness in either group. As both groups came to depend less on medication by the end of the study, despite the differences in the techniques used, the authors suggest that the processes involved were more likely to account for the results than the breathi...

Asthma Could be Combated by Breathing Exercises

..., there were no changes in lung function or airway responsiveness in either group, the study said. (Source: IANS News)...

Site of Sleep Regulation Identified in Fruit Flies

..., during which the fruit flies demonstrate reduced responsiveness to sensory stimuli." By tinkering with the gene expression of multiple regions of the fruit fly brain, the research team was able to zero in on the adult mushroom body as the sleep center of the brain. They reported their findings in last week's is...

Stem cells help in the understanding of drug-resistant, recurrent tumors

... cells in patient tumor samples and to study their responsiveness to both chemotherapeutic agents and to novel agents specifically targeted to stem cell as individualized therapy of the future." Donahoe is the Marshall K. Bartlett Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Source :Eureka Alert ...

Potential Key to Brain Blood-Flow Disorders Explored by Scientists

...nto a physiological context the well characterized responsiveness of the cerebral circulation to changes in extracellular potassium, and suggests that alterations in astrocytic BK channel or smooth muscle cell inward rectifier potassium channel function could contribute to cerebrovascular disorders including local ...

NIMH Studies Woman’s Hormonal Cycl

... levels during women’s menstrual cycles affect the responsiveness of their brains’ reward circuitry, an imaging study at the National Institute of// Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has revealed. While women were winning rewards, their circuitry was more active if the...

Excessive RAMP1 Protein may Cause Migraines

...otein in nerve cells increased the sensitivity and responsiveness of CGRP receptors to the neuropeptide -- more RAMP1 made CGRP receptors react to much lower concentrations of CGRP than usual and caused the receptors to respond more vigorously to the neuropeptide. The UI team also engineered mice to express human...

Family Turmoil and Violence Results in Stress-induced Physical Problems in Young, Cornell Psychologist Finds

...ogy. It is the first study to look at how maternal responsiveness may protect against cumulative risk as well as the first, according to the researchers, to look at cardiovascular recovery from stress in children or youths. Evans said that the findings suggest that the physiological toll of coping with multiple r...

Adolescents Exposed to Family Turmoil and Violence Face Stress-related Problems

...ogy. It is the first study to look at how maternal responsiveness may protect against cumulative risk as well as the first, according to the researchers, to look at cardiovascular recovery from stress in children or youths. Evans said that the findings suggest that the physiological toll of coping with multiple r...

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